Delfina Foundation

Maryam Eisler

Strategic advisor

Maryam is a collector, patron and advocate of contemporary art.  She is the Executive Editor of several Thames & Hudson publications.

Maryam Eisler has played a leading editorial role on Sanctuary: Britain’s Artists and their Studios (2012), Art Studio America: Contemporary Artist Spaces (2013) and more recently, London Burning: Portraits from a Creative City (2015); the latter explores the dynamics that have underpinned the city’s artistic scene at a critical time for its creative future.  She has written for various exhibition catalogues and international magazines including Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar Art, Art+Auction and Canvas among others.

Maryam is both a collector and a patron of the arts.  Her particular areas of artistic interest are Modern and Contemporary British, American and Iranian Art.  She has close affiliations with a number of institutions at the patron and board-level.

Maryam sits on the Board of Trustees of The Whitechapel Gallery.

At Tate, she is a member of the International Council and co-chairs its Middle East and North Africa Acquisitions Committee (MENAAC).  She is a founding member of the Middle East Committee at the British Museum, a member of the Guggenheim’s Middle East Circle and a member of Photo London’s advisory board as well as a nominator for the Prix Pictet Photography Prize.

Maryam received her BA in Political Science at Wellesley College 89’, where she is currently a Trustee, and a MBA from Columbia University 93’.  She has previously worked in marketing at L’Oreal and at Estee Lauder.